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A Taste of Georgia: 3-Hour Food Tour in a Local Family

1. A Taste of Georgia: 3-Hour Food Tour in a Local Family

Food and drink tasting and cooking classes at Shorena's Magic Kitchen are some of the best things you can do while in Tbilisi. Food is one of the reasons people visit Georgia. Visit Shorena in a traditional local family, where she lives with her husband and children. Shorena is from the west part of Georgia with more than 30 years of experience in cooking. She gives you cooking classes on how to make the most famous traditional dishes, Khinkali(dumplings), Khachapuri(bread with cheese), Eggplant with Walnuts, Georgian Salad, and Mchadi(cornbread), and you make all of them by yourself. You will have popular Georgian cheese Sulguni, homemade dry white wine, and famous Georgian vodka Chacha. After cooking all the food with your hands, you try all of it. Meet a local family, study how to make the most famous traditional dishes from Shorena, try to eat and drink more than you can, and get the local food recipe is the best thing you can do in Tbilisi in 3 hours.

Tbilisi: Private Walking and Driving Tour of the City

2. Tbilisi: Private Walking and Driving Tour of the City

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in a private vehicle as you set out for a day of exploration and sight seeing. Founded in the 5th century AD on the site of a mineral hot-spring, Tbilisi developed into an important political and cultural center of the Caucasus. From your knowledgeable local guide, learn about the course of the city’s history from its origins, and how religion has played a part in its development. Discover the vibrant blend of cultures across the city, particularly in the Old Town, where religions mix to create a mesmerizing skyline of mosques, synagogues and churches. Learn about how these religions coexist side by side in the city as you explore Armenian, Roman Catholic, and Georgian places of worship. Visit a selection of the city’s most iconic landmarks, and enjoy a ride up to Narikala Fortress via an aerial cable car. From the top, admire the breathtaking views across the city and it’s interesting mix of architecture. Afterwards, visit the Tbilisi History Museum, as well as Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square. Then drive down to Mtatsminda Funicular Lower station and take a tram to Mtatsminda Park for a relaxing evening walk.

Tbilisi, Jvari and Mtskheta Day Trip

3. Tbilisi, Jvari and Mtskheta Day Trip

On this tour you will have a great opportunity to get acquainted with the two capitals of Georgia: ancient and modern, Mtskheta and Tbilisi. Your guide will meet you at your hotel for a sightseeing tour to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Marvel at Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece from the early Medieval Period and visit Svetitskhoveli, a sacred church where the robe of Christ is kept. After a lunch break, you will drive to Tbilisi, where you will visit Holy Trinity Cathedral, Metekhi Church and the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the king of Georgia (Iberia) during the second half of the 5th century. After a drive to Narikala Fortress, you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bathhouses and pass by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharden area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops and breathe in the living past. Take the Mtatsminda Park rail lift for an unforgettable view of Tbilisi.

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What people are saying about Mtatsminda Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

On our last night in Georgia we took a wonderful cooking class with Shorena making the tasty cuisine we experienced over the past 3 weeks: khinkali, khachapuri, mcadi, eggplant pkhali, etc. I love how our guides, Mariam and Beka, helped us pair the different foods together to make even more delicious combinations! We also just enjoyed the conversation and learning more about everyday life in Georgia. Shorena's home was a beautiful setting as we made khinkali surrounded by grape vines and plum trees. It was the best way to end our stay in Georgia and we even brought some leftover khachapuri to heat up the next morning.

Being a lover of Georgian food and trying to cook Georgian food many times (with no success) I thought I would try my first ever cooking class, this class was great! the tour guides were very nice and made us feel very comfortable and at ease during the cooking class, the food was great, and obviously so was the wine, I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to learn how to cook Georgian food,

I spent time with Shorena and Beka on this trip. They are wonderful host and made me feel at home. Beka is very engaging. He told me about wine history, Georgian music, and dance. Shorena is an amazing cook. We made 5-6 wonderful dishes. I highly recommend this tour.

Well organized trip to local family, with super friendly guide who actually became a friend of us in the process :) Plus our food tasted great and the process of making it was designed in a fun way